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Monday March 27, 2006 5:52 pm

Freevo: TiVo Without The Cost


Freevo

With TiVo ending their lifetime subscription, and many users frowning at the increased cost of the monthly subscription, open source solutions are beginning to look even better.  Freevo is an open source alternative to TiVo - all you need is an aging PC running a Linux distribution and a cheap TV tuner card or two.  Freevo has all of the features that a TiVo box has, and a few that TiVo does not offer.  The Freevo project is well documented, and has a very active community.  Most people with a little knowledge of Linux should have no trouble getting it up and running.  With Freevo, you are not locked into proprietary hardware either; you are free to customize your Freevo PC however you like.  With the decreasing costs of PC hardware and no subscription fee, open source projects like Freevo are looking better and better.


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